Posts Tagged "international literacy day"

Places to Read for International Literacy Day

Reading is the obvious answer to, “What should my child do on International Literacy Day?” But that certainly doesn’t mean you have to sit at a table across from each other and read a book at your child. Instead, try an interactive reading session — where your child gets involved, asks questions, points to pictures and even takes over some of the storytelling. Where should you try one of these celebratory reading sessions? Check out these fabulous family-fun spaces that will make your International Literacy Day reading activities even better! Your Yard The backyard is an easy outdoor option for...

International Literacy Day Art for Kids

Take reading off of the printed page on International Literacy Day. Add on to your child’s book-based experiences with a fun art activity. How can you include art into literature? Check out these crafty creations that kids can make to mark this special day. Shoe Box Diorama Your child can tell the tale of her favorite story in this mini scene box. Open an old shoe box and turn it on its side (one of the long sides). Draw the backdrop onto the interior of the box and then paint it. Your child can add accents, such as furniture or...

Make a Reading Nook for International Literacy Day

Celebrate International Literacy Day with book. Okay, that’s not exactly a groundbreaking idea. But cuddling up with your kiddo and spending together-time reading isn’t always easy. To start with, you may not have the “perfect” spot. If you need a quiet place to sit and read, check out these book nook ideas. Pillow Fort Gather together as many pillows as possible and pile them up in the middle of the living room floor. Hang a sheet over tables or make tent posts with a coat rack. Now you have a comfy, cozy pillow fort to celebrate International Literacy Day in!...

Art Activities for International Literacy Day

Obviously, reading a book is “the” way to celebrate International Literacy Day. But, that’s not the only activity that your child can do on this book-filled day. What else can your kiddo do to mark this holiday? Check out these artsy ideas that connect to literacy themes and help your child to take part in International Literacy Day! Character Portrait Start with a story. After reading the book, your child can choose one character to highlight. Help them to list attributes (both physical and personality) that the character has. Now have your child start drawing. Use pens, markers, pencils or...

International Literacy Day Pretend Play Kids’ Activity

September 8th marks International Literacy Day! Celebrate reading with a fun-filled family book activity. What can your child do on this special day? Pick a favorite book to start with, and then turn it into a creative play. Your child doesn’t need to choose a piece of literature that’s already written out in play form for this activity to work. Instead, pick any book and transform it into one. Starts With a Story Ask your child to pick a book. Read it together before beginning the pretend play activity. After you’ve read the book at least once, start creating the...

4 Places to Read on International Literacy Day

What’s the obvious activity choice for International Literacy Day? Read a book! That said, you (or your kids) don’t have to sit at home reading by yourself. Where can you take a book to on this special day? Check out these book-reading options that will make celebrating International Literacy Day even more fun! Go outside. Bring a book to the park. International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8th. That’s means in most places, it’s still warm enough to go outside. Take your favorite read to a shady tree or a park bench. Spend the afternoon reading to the kids...

Make a Book to Celebrate International Literacy Day

Every year on September 8th we celebrate International Literacy Day. Obviously, you want to read a book (or a few) to your child on this special day. But, what else can you do? Try a book-making arts and crafts activity! Materials: Cardboard or card stock paper Scissors A hole punch Construction paper Pipe cleaners or yarn Markers Instructions: Cut the cardboard or cardstock into an 8x10-inch or larger size. Size and cut the construction paper so that it’s slightly smaller than the cardboard or card stock. Put the paper on top of the cardboard/card stock. Use as many pieces of...

International Literacy Day Book-Making Kids’ Craft

International Literacy Day is September 8! This book-based holiday highlights the need to read, and brings literacy learning to the forefront of education. What can you do to celebrate? Try this easy-to-craft kids’ book-making art activity at home or at school. Materials: Cardboard (reuse the front and back of a cereal or cracker box) Hole punch Yarn Scissors Construction paper Markers Instructions: Cut the cardboard and construction paper into the same sizes. Start with the first piece of cardboard – cutting it into whatever shape you want. Stack it on top of the construction paper to use as a template....